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Hard Times Cafe - CLOSED

3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3810
+1 703-528-2233
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
10 Jun 2016
“Just Not Good”
8 Jun 2016
“Good Chili & Burgers”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar
3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3810
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Food was awful, beer was poor, we regretted going. Only good thing was our waitress was nice. No desire to go again. Many other great places in Arlington you can choose instead

Thank explorerr19
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Really good chili and burgers. I had the frito pie that was very good and my girlfriend the burger. She said it was one of the best she has in a long time. We started with the Santa Fe egg rolls that were very good...More

Thank Kenneth J
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Thank you big guy with the long dreadlocks for being such a lousy waiter that not only did you ruin my night, but you cost Hard Times Cafe a lot of drinks revenue. Well done. My friend and I went there a few days ago...More

Thank Grawburg
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I came here years ago for Texas chili. No tomatoes, just meat and perfect spice. You then decided what you want to do with that meat: pour it over spaghetti, serve it with pink beans, have it wet (lots of fat) or otherwise. They still...More

Reviewed 17 April 2016

2.50$ bottled beer, great price, good to watch a game, lots of TVs. Food is cheap: you get what you pay for. The Texas child hadn't any veggie, only ground beef drenched in oil. I had to incline the bowl to get some of the...More

Thank MarySL00
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Went there on a quiz night and ordered the dumpster plate :). It's American. It's food. But it's quite ok. Friendly staff.

Reviewed 3 April 2016

Now in Arlington Virginia there is a lot of competition and you have to deliver the best what you can. You can not burn the burn on the grill. Burnt or barbecued foods – a group of carcinogenic substances called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) +...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Im not here to rave about this place, but it wasnt bad by any means. Its known for its chilli so thats what i had, it was a good choice. The service was quick and the chilli has good flavor. (i had the cinncinati) They...More

Thank Shauna P
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I used to make my way here whenever I could while a student in DC. I looked forward to the 4 way Cincinnati chili with beans instead of onions. I would always have it with a Woodchuck Cider. I finally made it back here 18...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to eat! It is right across from the Clarendon metro stop.... Super convenient. It is homey and friendly. Great service! The cornbread is really good! They bring you out a chili sampler so you can choose your favorite!!! The Texas...More

Thank Karen H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Bar
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3810
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-2233
  • E-mail
From our piled high Chili Nachos to our delicious char-grilled burgers to our popular Chili Dogs and Chili Macs, we give you all the choices you need for a great bite to eat. Don't forget our award-winning grilled wings, home-made onion rings, Frito Pies, huge fresh salads and our succulent BBQ ribs. It's a whole lotta food for not a lotta money!Hard Times Cafe. Chili. Wings. Burgers. Sports.
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